What doctors thought were extreme growing pains signalled a tumour growing from the abdomen, up the spinal cord, into the skull.
Jaz was 8 when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Jaz had 8 rounds of chemo, her tumour removed by surgery, 2 more rounds of high dose chemo, 2 stem cell transplants, radiation and 6 rounds of immunotherapy. All before her 9th birthday.
Charlie was 18 months old when he was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal immune deficiency. After nine long months of invasive and challenging treatment Tony and Merryn thought they could get back to ‘normal.’
Then they were given the devastating news that Charlie’s unborn sister Ellie had the same condition.
Dr Leonie Walsh is the volunteer President and Chairman of Fight Cancer Foundation. She is also a cancer survivor of 27 years.
After being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 1988 and undergoing a bone marrow transplant one year later, Leonie was inspired to join a cause that would help other people fighting against cancer.